The Yule Festival is still going on, through the 30th. If any of you have checked it out in the past you might want to have another look as they've added another 4 cosmetic items to the barter vendor.
They've also consolidated all Skirmish currency into three units: marks, medallions and seals. That means stuff that used to cost marks you could only get in level 65 instances can now be purchased with the same currency you get out of level 20 instances (with reasonable prices). Which is very cool for lower level players like me, but also kind of sucks that the level 65 item I bought off the auction house for 3 gold is now worth a couple hundred silver at best. Guess I'd better go farm... Black barley's still a pretty good crop.